LIVE News Updates: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passes away at 64

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LIVE News Updates: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passes away at 64
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Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passes away at 64

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away. Singh, 64, was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital for some months, reports Hindustan Times

A recent news report said he was in ICU and his family was by his side. Earlier, Singh had suffered kidney failure in 2013.


No objection to CBI probe if Sushant’s family asks for it, says Nitish Kumar

It is police’s duty to probe after FIR by Sushant’s father. No objection to CBI probe if family asks for it: Nitish Kumar, reports News18

The death toll in the crane collapse incident at Hindustan Shipyard Limited rises to 11: Visakhapatnam District Collector Vinay ChandMan held for raping 15-yr-old girl in UP’s Muzaffarnagar


Police have arrested one of the three men accused of raping a 15-year-old girl here, an official said on Saturday.

According to an FIR registered in the case, the accused abducted the minor on Thursday when she had gone out of her house to throw garbage in the village dump yard.

They allegedly took the girl to a sugarcane field and took turns to rape her, SHO of Bhopa police station Sanjeev Kumar said, adding that one of the three men had also recorded a video of the incident.


Mexico’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 3rd highest

With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world’s third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Previously the UK had the third highest toll, and registered 46,204 deaths as of Saturday, the University revealed in its latest update.


The US currently accounts for the world’s highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at 4,562,170 and 153,314.

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Brazil comes in the second place with 2,662,485 infections and 92,475 fatalities.

10 killed, 1 injured after a huge crane collapses in Andhra Pradesh


10 people have been reportedly killed and one person injured after a huge crane collapsed at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh today, reports Indian Express

Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 16 including children

Flash flooding in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 people after heavy rains swept parts of a mountainous area, an Afghan official said Saturday.


Puducherry reports 139 new COVID-19 cases, 3,593 total cases

Puducherry reports 139 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,593 including 1,357 active cases, 2,185 discharges and 51 deaths: UT Health Department, reports ANI.

Army jawan killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district


Army jawan killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 1, 2020

Andhra Pradesh govt to liberalise inter-state movement of people in tune with Centre’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines


Andhra Pradesh govt to liberalise inter-state movement of people in tune with Centre’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 1, 2020

Telangana’s daily COVID count breaches 2,000 mark


In the highest-ever spike in daily COVID-19 count, Telangana on Saturday reported 2,083 new cases pushing the state’s tally to 64,786.

For the first time, the state breached the 2,000-mark in daily cases and it improved on its last count of of 1,924 just the day after the state recorded its highest single-day jump till that time.

Eleven people also succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours ending Friday 8 p.m. With this the death toll mounted to 530.


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1,602 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, 33,479 total cases

1,602 new COVID-19 cases reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 33,479. The number of recovered cases is 20,517 and active cases are 12,737: State Health Department.

232 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for COVID-19; 9449 total personnel affected


232 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for COVID-19 and 1 died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 103. Total number of police personnel infected with Corona at 9,449, out of which 7,414 have recovered and 1,932 are active cases: Maharashtra Police

Single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases; 16,95,988 total cases in India

Single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases and 764 deaths in India in the last 24 hours. Total COVID positive cases stand at 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 cured/discharged and 36,511 deaths: Health Ministry, reports ANI.


The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 31st July is 1,93,58,659, says ICMR

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 31st July is 1,93,58,659 including 5,25,689 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), reports ANI

PM Modi extends Eid greetings


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended Eid greetings and hoped that the festival inspires us to create a “just, harmonious and an inclusive” society.

Full lockdown imposed in West Bank during Eid

As part of the precautionary measures against COVID-19, Palestine has imposed a full lockdown on the West Bank districts during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.


The lockdown began on Friday upon an earlier government’s decision and will remain until Sunday morning, reports Xinhua news agency.

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The measures include banning transportation between towns and villages all over the West Bank.

2 aircraft collide in Alaska, Republican legislator killed


Two aircraft collided midair on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, which led to the death of a state Republican Representative.

The accident took place on Friday near the Soldotna Airport, reports Xinhua news agency.

One of the aircraft involved in the crash about two miles northeast of the airport was a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Global COVID-19 cases top 17.5 million: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 678,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 17,516,264 and the fatalities rose to 678,226, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.


The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,559,008 and 153,311, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 2,662,485 infections and 92,475 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,638,827), and is followed by Russia (838,461), South Africa (493,183), Mexico (424,637), Peru (407,492), Chile (355,667), the UK (304,793), Iran (304,204), Spain (288,522), Colombia (286,018), Pakistan (278,305), Saudi Arabia (275,905), Italy (247,537), Bangladesh (237,661), Turkey (230,873), France (225,196), Germany (210,399), Argentina (191,302), Iraq (124,609), Canada (118,265), Qatar (110,695) and Indonesia (108,376), the CSSE figures showed.


The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Mexico (46,688), UK (46,204), India (35,745), Italy (35,141), France (30,268), Spain (28,445), Peru (19,021), Iran (16,766) and Russia (13,939).


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